I’ve been actively involved in politics for over 20 years. I’ve seen many politicians come and go.
Politicians, particularly Presidents are routinely mocked, laughed at and joked about. No President was immune. I remember a cartoon where somebody was asking President Reagan where he got the inspiration for his haircut. There was a bubble over Reagan’s head where he was shown to be thinking of ‘Bob’s Big Boy’, the hamburger joint in California.
Who can forget Dana Carvey’s great impersonation of President George H. W. Bush? Carvey said he was able to make it work so well because he used a mixture of John Wayne and Mr. Rogers to perfect it.
The Clinton/Lewinsky jokes wrote themselves.
The overall thrust is that politicians are often the butt end of jokes. It happens all the time.
Presidential masks have become legendary as Halloween costumes. People have often donned Presidential masks during protests and marches. The movie ‘Point Break’ with Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze featured a group of bank robbers called ‘The Ex Presidents’ because they wore LBJ, Nixon, Carter and Reagan masks.
Apparently, for President Thin Skin, aka President Obama, such ridicule is totally out of bounds and of course, racist.
A rodeo clown at a Missouri fair donned an Obama mask and the announcer proceeded to have some fun as the clown was being chased around by a bull.
This reaction from Senator Claire McCaskill says it all:
“If what’s being reported is true, then it’s shameful and it’s unacceptable,” her statement said. “The State Fair is funded by taxpayer dollars, and is supposed to be a place where we can all bring our families and celebrate the state that we love. But the young Missourians who witnessed this stunt learned exactly the wrong lesson about political discourse-that somehow it’s ever acceptable to, in a public event, disrespect, taunt, and joke about harming the President of our great nation. Missouri is better than this, and I expect someone to be held accountable.”
The idiocy reaches epidemic proportions:
The rodeo clown responsible for the performance has been permanently banned from the Missouri State Fair, KVUE News reported.
Keeping things in perspective it should be noted this is a rodeo clown.
Naturally, the path of least resistance has been employed by Obama fanatics to see to it that dear leader is not made fun of and that entails accusing the clown of what else, racism.
Apparently, such a heinous act never would have taken place had Joe Biden been President.
This is not about race. This is about people so emphatically devoted to this President than anything that threatens to shake the foundations of the God-like pedestal they have placed him upon must be put down.
These are the same people who fell faint when candidate Obama proclaimed, “We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for.” The same ones who took seriously the proclamation that ocean levels would recede under his Presidency. The ones who had school children singing songs of praise about him. The ones who took the American flag, and replaced the field of stars with the Obama logo. The ones who liken voting for Obama to losing their virginity. The ones who did this:
Is it any wonder that some people have worked themselves up into rabid lather over something that would not have raised a single eyebrow were it any other President in history?
This was after all, a clown.
To be a clown one must “behave like a buffoon or jester.” Part of acting like a buffoon is putting on makeup or masks and doing stupid things. Being chased around by a bull while the announcer has some fun is….clowning around.
But none of that matters.
Somebody made fun of dear leader and such outrage will not be allowed to stand.